Paper Mache Bowl - Sunflowers
Acrylic Paints: red, turquoise, bright yellow, orange, honey brown, burnt umber.
Different size brushes
Optional: Modge Podge
This project shows you how to make a Papermache bowl and to decorate it with sunflowers.
1. Wrap and tape the bowl with plastic wrap.
2. To create the paper mache paste mix flour with water until the mixture looks like a creamy paste, not to watery or too thick. I stir the mix for several minutes until they are no bumps.
3. Tear strips of newspaper about 1" wide. Dip newspaper strips into the paste, wipe excess paste with your fingers and apply it to bowl. Overlap strips. Cover your bowl with at least four to five layers of paper strips. Keep in mind that the more layers you apply to the bowl the more sturdy the bowl will be.
4. Once it is completely dry pull the paper bowl off. Sand Lightly and gesso the entire bowl to prepare it for painting. Let dry.
5. Follow the manufactures Transfer paper instructions to transfer the sunflower image to bowl. Once the image is transfer, paint the outside of bowl red and the inside turquoise. (these are only suggested colors, you can use any color that matches your home décor). Use a small brush to paint in between petals. Let dry. A few coats may be necessary.
6. Paint sunflower’s petals bright yellow and the center honey brown. Let dry.
7. To create the inner circles of the sunflower, use burnt umber to outline circles and as you are moving away from the circle add water to the paint to diluted
8. Use orange to paint only some parts of the petals and give them a little bit of dept. Outline the petals with burn umber and a fine brush.
It is optinal if you would like to seal the bowl with a clear protective finish. I used Modge Podge for this project.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.